Disney Interactive boss calls PlayStation Motion Controler “Gem” at DICE

Thursday, 18 February 2010 07:45 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Disney Interactive boss Steve Wadsworth has apparently called the PlayStation Motion Controller – wait for it – PlayStation Gem.

The exec mentioned it alongside Project Natal when motion controls were brought up as part of his speech at DICE in Las Vegas last night.

As of last month, the controller’s been called Arc in most places after VG247 was told that would be the name for the PS3 motion wand.

SCEA exec Patrick Seybold had to come out and say it was just a “code name” after THQ president Brian Farrell let slip the name “Arc” a couple of times during the company’s Q3 FY2010 financials a couple of weeks ago.

But it’s not the first time the name “Gem” has been mentioned by someone: EA CEO John Riccitello said it at a media conference just before Christmas last year.

Arc/Gem/PlayStation Motion Controller will release in fall after a delay from spring. It will make an appearence at GDC next month in San Francisco as part of a development session at the event.

Thanks, Game Informer.